I'm a student at the Vienna university of business administration and at the moment I'm working on a project with the company Palfinger (a manufacturer of truck mounted knuckle-boom crane in Austria) on the topic of stability control.
We are trying to solve the stability problems of mobile cranes / cranes built on trucks. In practice a lot of times the crane / truck cannot be fully stabilized while working with the crane. This situation is often caused because of missing space at the construction site / workplace or because of timing reasons.
In this situation a system is needed, which helps the crane driver to recognize the point, where the crane is going to tilt. It should tell the driver beforehand that the crane is going to tilt and that he can take reverse measures!
- I wonder whether this topic poses a problem in the aviation business too?!
(regarding for example this 2 photos: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/520237/L/ http://www.airliners.net/open.file/520236/L)
- And if yes, which existing systems prevent tilting?
- Are there any other fields in the civil aviation where the described problem is also immanent? (if yes - which fields)
Thanks for any hints & tips!